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New York State Medicaid Chief to Keynote Healthcare Conference Thursday

Maya Lindsay
Published Date:
Sep 22, 2015

After four years on the job, Jason Helgerson, the state’s Medicaid chief, surely has a lot to say about the challenges he’s faced organizing New York's Medicare reform effort.

The 43-year-old self-described policy wonk will be the keynote speaker at the NYSSCPA's 2015 Health Care Conference on Thursday, Sept. 24, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., at the Society’s 14 Wall Street office.   

Helgerson is expected to share insights on the state’s new Delivery System Reform Incentive Program (DSRIP), a key feature of the effort to lower New York’s $53 billion in Medicaid spending—the second highest of any state in the country—while also holding healthcare providers more responsible for improved service.

The conference will also feature other industry experts who will discuss health care reform and how new developments in managed-care delivery, funding and data analysis can help accounting professionals who work in the health care industry.

Some of those speakers include:

  • Alexander Buchholz, CPA, MBA, audit manager at O’Connor Davies, LLP, who will explain new and proposed accounting and auditing standards—such as the proposed lease accounting standards and new revisions to the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) framework—to attendees.


  • Andrea Hagen, director of Bonadio Receivable Solutions at The Bonadio Group; who will provide insight on the new ICD-10 code, as it is set to transition on October 1 from the   current ICD-9 version. This session will offer a basic ICD-10 foundation while helping professionals recognize potential implementation problems and solutions.  (The International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, (ICD-10) is a revision of the ICD-9 system which physicians and other providers currently use to code all diagnoses, symptoms, and procedures recorded in hospitals and physician practices.)


For more information, or to register for the 2015 Health Care Conference, go to or call 800.537.3635.


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